+ Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) today launched Autodesk Mudbox 2009 software for 3D modelers and texture artists working on entertainment and design projects. Mudbox combines an intuitive user interface with a powerful toolset for creating highly-detailed 3D models. The software gives artists the freedom to create without worrying about technical details. Mudbox has shaped characters in blockbuster movies and games, including Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Mist and MassEffect.
"The introduction of Autodesk Mudbox 2009 sparks a revolution in computergraphics tools, bringing about a paradigm shift in how designers and artists do their work," said Habib Zargarpour, senior art director at Electronic Arts. Dan Platt, modeler at Disney Animation Studios, said, "Time is money. An Autodesk Mudbox session begins with its artist-friendly, intuitive interface. This is sculpting at the speed of thought with the greatest of fidelity. In a business where new ideas with impossible deadlines are common place, Mudbox never lets me down."
New Feature Highlights in Autodesk Mudbox 2009 includes; Texture Painting with new production-ready toolset, Performance Enhancements, On-Target Display, Improved Interoperability with Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max, Artist-Friendly User Interface and more. Autodesk anticipates that Mudbox 2009 will be available in October 2008. Mudbox 2009 will be supported on the Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Microsoft Windows Vista operating systems. Autodesk suggested retail pricingis $745 USD*. For a complete list of new features and enhancements in Autodesk Mudbox 2009, Please visit www.autodesk.com/pr-mudbox .